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Visual Art (Practice Based Art)

This guide will help you find resources for practice based visual art in the University of Melbourne Library


The University of Melbourne flagships site for library research services:

Offering services and resources supporting the 6 stages of the research lifecycle:

  • Ideas & opportunities
  • Getting the grant
  • Managing information
  • Publishing & sharing
  • Measuring the impact
  • Preserving & archiving

Where do you start?

23 Research Things

Research Methods

The Library collections offer many texts on research methods.

Practice-led research, practice based research, research-led practice, artistic research are all phrases that might be helpful in a keyword search.

You can also browse the Dewey number 700.72 in the Library catalogue.

University of Melbourne students and staff can access SAGE Research Methods online (also known as SRMO). Search by keywords or use the  visual interface in the SRMO Methods Map. Its main focus is research in the social sciences.

Each discipline will have its own research culture.

Subject headings in the Library catalogue include...

Video Streaming Resources

The following titles are available to UoM staff and students as streamed video:

Your Research Publications

Minerva Elements is the key interface for UoM staff to provide details of and claim research publications. 
It allows the deposit of an appropriate version of publication

  • to meet open access funder mandates, and
  • to be available for discovery in the Open Access repository  through Minerva Access.

The Faculty Research Office can offer support, particularly with documenting non-traditional research outputs

InterLibrary Loans & Document Delivery

Need a publication neither the University of Melbourne Library or Bonus+ can supply?

Graduate students may request interlibrary loans of books, and document delivery of journal articles and conference papers.

The CAVAL reciprocal borrowing scheme with other Victorian universities can also assist.

Interstate students can access collections through University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ)

Researcher Profiles & Research Impact

How can you uniquely identify a researcher and their output?
A researcher profile identifies an individual researcher and their research publications. Helpful for both authors and their readers. Mandated or strongly recommended by some funding bodies.

See the Subject Research Guide on:

How can you assess the relative quality of a publication, journal or researcher?
Research impact is a measure of citedness or at least readership or reach of an item or author. It is often interpreted as a measure of research quality, depending on the discipline.

See the Subject Research Guide on:

Have you published?
Use the above guides to set up your own researcher profiles and impact analysis